I just checked out Buddha from the library. So we'll see how that goes.
I wasn't really sure what to expect at the beginning before I even read it. Since I knew nothing about comics or graphic novels before this course, I especially didn't know what to expect when I saw I'd have to read manga. I'm not sure exactly when in my life I even heard the term manga, but I know I was young, and I guess then I heard it was like anime porn or something. I never looked into it, I assume since that's what my knowledge was about it, I never even went to learn about it because not only did anime never really interest me but why would i want to read or look at anime porn.
Anyways, I suppose I still had that idea in my head, so when I went to check out some book for this section of my reading I decided to go with the title that seemed less threatening? I've been getting into buddhism a bit anyways so I figured I'd give it a shot. There was some nudity in it, but nothing really too bad as I had imagined. (Not that I was imagining anything in specific!haha) I've only read the first volume so far, so the second could possibly prove my preconceived ideas!
I got through it pretty quick, not that there was that much to read anyways, but I found myself wanting to continue reading till I finished - at least the section. I liked the drawings in them but the way they spoke surprised me at times. I didn't find some of the dialogue believable, if you will, but seeing that it was published in the early 2000's, I understand the authors choices, but at times I didn't see it too fitting.
I'm looking forward to reading volume two, and finding out about the baby that was just born, Siddhartha.